Those who are going to be visiting Santa Fe in November should not worry that they have picked the wrong time of the year to do it. Apart from the usual Thanksgiving celebrations, there is plenty to see and do in this wonderful city and here are just a few of the events that are in store this month…
Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival
2018 just happens to be the 20th anniversary of the Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival which starts on November 30 and finishes on December 2 and will be held at the Community Convention Center. Anyone can take part in the event, creating works of art from anything and everything that can be recycled. They can be entered for the adult juried art exhibit, the student juried art exhibit or the Trash Fashion contest. To take part you need to fill out an application. It is the oldest recycled art event in the US and even if you don’t want to enter your work, you can still take part in some of the recycled art activities. Some of the art works are for sale, so you could find yourself taking home a unique and eco-friendly piece of art. Every piece sold and exhibited at the event is made up of at least 75% recycled materials. To find out more about this take a look at the official website.
Holiday Tree Lighting
Okay, so it is not quite December but that does not mean that we should forget that the holidays are coming. In Santa Fe the lighting of the tree in the plaza is a real event and this year it will be held on November 24. For a night out that really gets you into the Christmas spirit, head to the historic downtown plaza and watch the lighting of the tree. The festivities begin at 3pm and you can enjoy hot chocolate while you listen to the carolers singing all of your festive favorites. Santa is sure to make an appearance and it is a fun evening for all the family.
Winter sports are popular in the area around Santa Fe and the ski season starts here in November. Just outside the city is the Ski Santa Fe resort and it is one of the most popular in the country. There are slopes that are ideal for beginners as well as those that are perfect for the more experienced skier. At a height of more than 12,000 feet, the resort consists of nearly 80 trails and there is an average annual snowfall of around 225 inches. Check out the Ski Santa Fe resort website to find out more.
This is just a few examples from the busy Santa Fe calendar and if you want to be here for any of this, remember that you need to book your Santa Fe bed & breakfast accommodation in advance because the city is always busy.